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Old 11-20-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to Denver next month and can't come up with a decision on where to live. We are both 30 and professional. What are the pro's and con's of living in both of these places? Thanks for helping us make our decision!!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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There's a big difference. Platte River downtown is very urban, although there is a nice park along the river. Very close to all of the action in LoDo, if that's what you want. DTC is suburban, but you can hop the light rail and be downtown very easily.

Where will you be working? Do you care about the commute? What do you want to be closest to?
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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Hello,

I too am moving to the denver area and have no idea on where to live. My wife and I are 30 years old and professionals with no kids. Enjoy Baseball, snowboarding and microbrews.

Please suggest a good area... Our budget is around 1000 dollars / month
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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Do you like plain vanilla or do you like flavor?

IMO, DTC is a God Awful form of everywhereville with office highrises. Pretty much something that is outside of every major city.

The downtown area near the Platte River is interesting, and can only be found in Denver. Its your choice.

Many people on this forum love everywhereville,.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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Where will you be working.

How did you come to decide on just the Platte River area of Denver? There are many better and more interesting places within the city limits.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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Ha funny you should say that! We want to either be close to a park for our dog or close to the light rail so we can get to downtown easily. We looked at apartment complexes all around denver and narrowed it down to 2. One on the platte river and one in DTC. We really liked the Wash park area but there aren't that many apartment complexes. There are a lot of rentals on craigs list for wash park but we aren't able to come early enough to check them out... tough decision to make!!
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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The lightrail ride from DTC to Downtown has to be a long ass ride. I only rode the lightrail to DU. Does it even go to the tech center?
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Platte Park all the way!! DTC = boring!!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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DTC is the definition of suburban sprawl and poor growth planning. If you don't work in DTC there is very little reason to ever visit that end of town; until the Ikea goes up down there anyway.

Platte Park is interesting but there are better options in the area, notably places that are closer to grocery and general retail.

Off leash is a big no no in Cheeseman Park as they have strict enforcement seemingly in that park alone. City Park is larger and you can get away with off leash more frequently.

You can find plenty of rental options in the Cheeseman Park, Uptown and City Park areas ranging from old houses to brand new condos.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Platte Park is my vote hands down. Especially since you don't have kids, or do you? Only because you have no worries with safety, schools, etc. And since you aren't buying right away I assume, I'd go for the urban part of Denver. The burbs can be gawd awful. And yeah, I agree with Awesome above, DTC is sprawling and full of offices, really boring.

My husband and I were just down in the Platte Park area and thought it was really cool. Only we already own in a sprawling burb and honestly rent is just atrocious compared to what we get for our fixed mortgage. I can understand if you are just moving here though.
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